Friday, 18 January 2013

mother nature..........

Mother nature...........the week so far............dust storms, fires, sunsets and sunrises
Sunday afternoon on my back step.........smoke cloud........

out in the paddocks.......dust got thicker then this......
cool sky with the dust bank below...........
heading towards the fires.............
had no idea that at this time the fire had travelled 20km to the east and turned to the north with a massive fire front...........
reports are these clouds went into the sky 14kms...........

Monday sunrise

Monday evening
Tuesday evening.........
cool clouds...........
For Leanne...............sunset reflection.....if you look close you can see the moon at the top and bottom of the pic..........it's only tiny.......
Wednesday morning..........

sun just peeking over the mountains............
Thursday afternoon on sunset......
Thursday night............Exmouth on fire in the middle
Thursday night......
Thursday afternoon.............same dam back up 6-7 photos
Friday early afternoon...........
Exmouth in the middle...........
was pretty still at this time............
Burning up Bullaway............

nearly 47,000ha burnt now..........
51 house, 110 shed etc, livestock? machinery?
I know one friend has lost at least 1400ha and it's still burning there...........so many people have been working on this all week..............stinker yesterday 40degC they have forecast 41 for today...........
it's been a very warm night.............32degC when I got up at 4am........ok better go back to bed..........
I took some more pics last night but have not downloaded the camera yet.............
Catch you later..............

Chookyblue

52 comments:

  1. I wish you all the best over there. It must feel pretty scary. Caro (from a snowy Netherlands)

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  2. Wow some great photography there Chookyblue even in devastation mother nature can do some pretty amazing things. I hope things cool down for you, that constant heat certainly saps you. Thoughts are with you.

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  3. Mother nature rules... Hope everything get's better quickly...

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  4. Take care Chooky,it's certainly scary business :( Barb.

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  5. Thinking of you Chooky,stay safe.xx

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  6. Thanks so much for amazing pics and regular updates...Keep staying safe xo

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  7. Thank you do much for showing us whats been happening in your world this past week. It's scary stuff but strangely beautiful at the same time. Stunning clouds, smoke and sunsets. TG no lives lost in all the devastation, lets hope it cools down soon and they can get them out.

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  8. She is a fearsome scarey thing. Take care Chooky.

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  9. Your photos are amazing, they capture the beauty and danger of the fires. Keep safe and cool today.

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  10. thats scarey having a fire so close. The photos are lovely, sunsets are magnificent.

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  11. the fires are so fierce.. but they have made for some striking pictures chooky....
    so much damage...
    Hugz

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  12. I do hope that things will change now for good. Thinking of you all...

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  13. It's really dreadful and now the fires are starting back down in Victoria. Our area is holding a linen drive for the Coonabarabran victims. I was wondering : Are there many children in the households that have lost homes? Cherrie

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  14. It's just terrible - the photos are great but the damage is so sad. Sending hugs & well wishes.

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  15. Great photos - mother nature is so cruel and yet so beautiful at the same time, thoughts and prayers to all.... who have lost so such ... chooky great photos thank you for sharing

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  16. Such amazing photos. It makes my blood turn cold just thinking about what those people have been through and continue to go through. I pray you and yours remain safe. I would do a rain dance if I thought it would help.
    Hugs x

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  17. So much lost, so many wonderful fire figthers and their back up team. and still their is some beauty amost it all..
    Stay safe.

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  18. Your photos are stunning. Please stay safe and I continue to keep you all in my thoughts. hugs

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  19. Great pic's... it's just a shame you could take them... NO FIRE NO PIC's!
    Fingers crossed for you, family and friends out there! xx :)

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  20. Je souhaite que tout change vite.
    J'ai une pensé pour vous.
    Gisèle

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  21. Stunning pics, with mother nature showing her wrath.....thinking of you all.....stay safe Chooky!

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  22. Photos are amazing....so is mother nature! But so tragic!
    You are amazing too!!....take care .. thinking of you and the Coona community Xx Lea

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  23. Such amazing and graphic photos, Chooky. These fires are devastating, so much loss of property, stock and wildlife. Just stay safe.

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  24. oh Chooky, words can't describe but those photos certainly do. All the very best. Stay safe

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  25. Such striking photos Chooky. They tell the story. Hope there will be a break from the heat soon for you. Hugs....

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  26. stay safe chooky,so scary i cant imagine what you all are going through,some great pics there chooky.
    Big hugs to you all over there.xx

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  27. Great pictures .. stay safe. Can't imagine those sorts of temps ... anything over 25 is hot here!

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  28. Great snaps. It has been terrible I hope you stay safe. LOVE the double moon. The night photos of Exmouth are amazing

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  29. Wonderful pictures to share with us. WE are all thinking of you and your family and friends...

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  30. Beautiful photos! The fires are hard to imagine for those of us who don't face that sort of thing. Stay safe!

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  31. stay safe!
    amazing smoke photos...scary how big they are

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  32. Wow Chooky what amazing photos of the fires. The effects of fighting these fires will stay with people along time and I hope and pray they stay safe and weather conditions improve for everyones sake.

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  33. They really are great photos, despite it being such a terrible situation. Hope it cools down soon. We had 39 here in Melbourne yesterday. 30 at 4am here this morning, but then a change swept in and we have only had low 20's today. Hope a change makes it your way!

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  34. That's scary stuff Chooky. Keep cool and stay safe.

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  35. What I amazing photos. Keep safe . Sharyn:)

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  36. Gee chooky these picture are truely awesome. So sad for all the trees and livestock,

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  37. And of course the people who have lost everything. Glad you are ok

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  38. Gee Chooky, riveting photos but very scary seeing the fire front like that & hearing of your friends being affected so much nearby. I believe it was a stinker of a temp today in NSW. I hope you & yours remain safe. Tracee xx

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  39. OMG This is horrible!!! I just read in the local news here in Iceland that this day is the hottest yet... I wish I could send you all the cool rain we are having here... take care!!

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  40. Oh dear, it´s so terrible. Hope its over now.
    All the best to you and friends in Australia

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  41. Awesome photos Chooky!! The smoke photos look like a volcano exploding... Very scary stuff. Its raining here now, I hope it heads your way, you all could surely use some relief. L xo

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  42. Magical photos Chookyblue. Amazing about the smoke clouds going up 14km

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  43. Fantastic Photos...Sad to hear of how much Devastation has happened out there...Hope it cools down soon And we get some Rain.
    Take Care

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  44. Great photo's Chooky but must be devistating to see this all around you. I am hoping the cooler weather will come your way soon. Thank you for finding time to share with us.

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  45. I can only say... terrible, horrifying and so on. My thoughts are with you... I wish I could send you some cooler and rainy weather!

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  46. I'm just catching up on my blog reading and have just read all your recent posts. I will keep you and your community in my thoughts that some much needed rain comes your way. ((hugs))

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  47. what a week Chooky, such amazing photos of the fire/smoke. Annie and I were chatting about you and I said I didn't know what to say on your blog , annie said just to let you know I am thinking of you, so here I am, thinking of you.
    Stay safe my friend.
    Jodie
    Ricrac

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  48. Amazing photos, just a shame about the subject though. Is this fire under control yet? Thinking of you all......

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  49. Amazing photos, in the midst of such devastation. Horrible heat, we have been having this summer - hope you get some reprieve soon.

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  50. Dear Chooky my thoughts and prayers are with you all, I hope things settle down quickly..hugs

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  51. so sorry to see that you are going through these fires. It is a sad thing. When I lived in California I experienced them around our house just about every year. pretty scary.
    that one photo about the morning sunrise looks like a volcano exploding. (seen on TV)

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